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Foodborne Illness and Food Safety Information

Safety in the kitchen is more than keeping your fingers away from sharp objects. It's also about avoiding food poisoning by practicing appropriate food safety.
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Shigella - Shigella Infection - Shigellosis
Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Every year, about 18,000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States. Learn how to recognize Shigella infection.

Escherichia coli O157:H7 - E coli - E coli Infection
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a foodborne illness caused by contaminated meat. Learn to recognize Escherichia coli O157:H7 and prevent it.

Surviving Power Failures - Power Failure Safety Tips
The safety of our food and water depends on a stable energy supply. Knowing how to stay safe during a power failure is essential in our modern world.

Listeria Monocytogenes - Listeriosis - Symptoms of Listeriosis
Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, which can lead to meningitis or encephalitis. Listeriosis is a food-borne illness commonly associated with dairy products, raw meats, some raw vegetables, and raw or smoked fish.

Food Poisoning - Food Poisoning Symptoms - Food Poisoning First Aid
Abdominal pain and nausea caused by foodborne bacteria is commonly misnamed food poisoning. Food poisoning can cause severe pain, nausea, and diarrhea in victims. The effects of food poisoning can lead to serious dehydration.

Escherichia coli O157:H7
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a foodborne illness caused by contaminated meat. Learn to recognize Escherichia coli O157:H7 and prevent it.

Listeria Monocytogenes
Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, which can lead to meningitis or encephalitis. Listeriosis is a food-borne illness commonly associated with dairy products, raw meats, some raw vegetables, and raw or smoked fish.

Shigella
Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Every year, about 18,000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States. Learn how to recognize Shigella infection.

Salmonella Poisoning
Salmonella infections account for approximately 600 deaths in the US each year. There are more than 40,000 cases of Salmonella infection every year. Learn about Salmonella.

What to Do for GI Infections
Getting ill from a GI infection leaves you at a small, but real risk for the development of IBS. Learn the steps you can take to help you recover from a stomach illness and reduce your risk of ongoing digestive problems, from About.com's Guide to IBS.

Cooking Safety
Protecting kids and adults from burns and catastrophic fires often starts in the kitchen.

Bad Pastrami
The first indicator that something was wrong was the bad case of indigestion Melissa felt after lunch. She was playing a board game with the kids and thinking that she must be getting old if pastrami gives her indigestion.

Surviving Power Failures
The safety of our food and water depends on a stable energy supply. Knowing how to stay safe during a power failure is essential in our modern world.

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